Welcome to Intelligent Expressions 2011!
Happy New Year!
Last year each post contained: 1 photo, 1 scripture, and 1 quote every day. My goal for this year is similar - I plan to post one photo everyday, but I will leave the rest of what it includes . . . to how the project comes together each day.
I am praying that this year, each one of us will grow closer to God in ways that will allow us to bring Glory to Him in all that we do. This is just a small part . . . to help me ponder and . . . to perhaps inspire others to think about Him, what He has said, what He has done, and what He has promised. I appreciate any of your thoughts as you read - they help me to think deeper as well!
As we start this new year, I wanted a photo that represented New Beginnings. This one - I took of a sunrise a few miles down the road from my home in April of 2010.
Being totally honest here, can I say I really have a problem with New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. I think those of you who have lost someone close may understand best why I feel this way. I feel like every year at this time - I have to say good bye all over again, as we move one more year away from the last time i was able to share in their company. I feel like I am leaving them further and further behind.
It is also one more step on the road to independence for my children.
And of course one more year closer to the end of my life.
I know there are bright sides to all of those situations - it is just hard for me to think past the sad sometimes. And that is why I wanted to post this -
It is a reminder to me. Even though we start a new - it really is just a continuation of who we are. And we are ... who we are ... because of those who we have loved and the influences they have had on our lives. We carry them with us. and ...
HE is with us - thru it all.
He keeps His promises!
What an awesome God we serve. I am looking forward to seeing how He will work thru each one of us in this year ahead.